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Does anyone have some read aloud books suggestions for my almost 3.5 year old? We just finished reading Charolotte's Web out loud for the second time and she is begging for a third time. I really need a new story-for me! She can't get enough of books. This is in addition to reading many other books through out the day. I think we are going to start Stuart Little. Any other suggestions for the future? She really loves stories with little girls or babies in them. She isn't a huge animal lover but she really liked Charolotte's Web and she sits for at least 30 pages a sitting. Usually we have to quit reading because of reasons other (baby, phone, etc.) than she is getting restless. I would love some suggestions!

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Have you tried any Roald Dahl yet? Esio Trot and Giraffe Pelly and Me are good ones. My girls also really like Matilda. Another favorite was the My Father's Dragon series. Jim Trelease has a great book called the Read Aloud Handbook with tons of ideas. His website has some ideas as well.
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How about the Anne books by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gable, etc.)
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Maybe LIttle House on the Prairie?
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Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner
No Flying in the House
Billy the Bird
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
the Catwings series
Little House in the Big Woods (I haven't been able to get my DD interested in this one, but it seems to be popular with lots of little girls.)
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The Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary.

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We just started James Heriot Treasury for Children

If you're not familiar he writes lovely stories all based on a young vet in the English countryside. They adapted his books into chapter stories for kids.

http://www.amazon.com/James-Herriots...e=UTF8&s=books

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Any of the books by Noel Streatfeild: Ballet Shoes, Skating Shoes, Theater Shoes...


Kind of a funny story - My DD is terrified of Roald Dahl. I was so excited to read Roald Dahl to her since he was one of my favorite authors when I was a child. When she was five I started to read her James and the Giant Peach. She freaked out after a couple of pages, so I stopped reading it to her and stuck it in her bookshelf thinking that maybe she would enjoy it more when she was older. Well a few days later she was upstairs in her room and I was down stairs. I hearde something fall down the stairs. She had thrown the book out of her room! She said that she could not have the book in the house with her and made me give it away.
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some chapter books that dd2 has enjoyed...

a bear called paddington

the my father's dragon series (i'm not sure i'd have read it to her if it weren't for a 6yo big sister, but she loved them)

the sophie series by dick king smith

pretty much anything by cynthia rylant (lighthouse family, thimbleberry stories, etc. though most of her young stuff has animals as main characters)

winnie the pooh

we also still read tons of picture books to her.

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Thank you so much for all the great ideas! I love this board!

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I LOve this board too

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Both my ds's LOVE Pippi Longstocking,by Astrid Lindgren, although my 2 yr old ds really won't sit and listen for very long,my ds who is almost 4 loves it.
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The Ramona Quimby books by Beverly Cleary.

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How do you get your wee ones to lsten to read-a-louds? My 4 year old is reading on her own, and will happily curl up with me when I read picture books, but she has no desire (yet?) to listen to Charlotte's Web, etc. I guess some kids get more into them as they get older..?
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Milly Molly Mandy series.

Children in Noisy Village series, by the author of Pippi Longstocking. You won't like what Karl has to say about Olaf's baby sister, however. We laughed, but we're that way,
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My 3 loved Magic Tree House and the B. Cleary books. He identifies strongly with Ramona

Usborne had some that he loved as well, I particularly remember one that had fictional stories of pirates.

The original Mary Poppins.

Wind in the Willows.
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This comes from my kids. Goodnight Moon, Grandfather Twilight, Tiki Tiki Tembo, Millions of Cats.
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